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The mission of the UMMS CFAR is to strengthen and facilitate multidisciplinary AIDS-related research in order to improve our understanding of the molecular interplay between HIV, the infected patient, and therapeutic efforts and how this interplay is altered by other infections. Our investigators are committed to translating this molecular knowledge to improve prevention and treatment strategies for HIV and associated conditions.
The mission of the Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR) program of the Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Drug Abuse, (NIDA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health is to support a multi-disciplinary environment that promotes basic, clinical, epidemiologic, behavioral, and translational research in the prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS. The CFARs accomplish this mission by:
The mission of the CFAR program and mechanisms for achieving this mission were developed by the CFAR directors in 1995 and revised in 1996, 1998, and in the 2002 Position Statement of the NIH CFAR Directors.